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Gambling Legislation Advances In Florida; Senate, House May Seek Compromise

Two disparate gambling bills advanced through the Florida legislature on Thursday, one dramatically expanding the number of facilities permitting slot machines and the other keeping things mostly status quo. Senate Bill 8, passed by the full Senate in a 32-6 vote, would permit slot machines at existing pari-mutuel facilities (mostly greyhound racing tracks) in eight […]

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Dortmund galloping at Santa Anita
Dortmund Returns To Main Track In Santana Mile

Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund returns to the main track as he heads a field of seven older horses in Saturday’s $75,000 Santana Mile at Santa Anita.Originally trained by Bob Baffert, he debuted for Art Sherman in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile and appeared totally out of sorts in his first try on turf, finishing […]

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Malibu Moon colt was purchased by West Point Thoroughbreds and Spendthrift Farm to top the Barretts March Select Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training
$675,000 Malibu Moon Colt Tops Barretts March Sale; Gross, Average Exceed 20 Percent Gains

A $675,000 colt by Malibu Moon brought the top price at Wednesday’s Barretts March Select Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, which saw healthy gains in gross and average price in its second year at Del Mar racetrack near San Diego, Calif. A total of 45 2-year-olds sold for $6,777,000, an average price of $150,600 and […]

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The winner of he sixth race at Will Rogers Downs on March 20
Will Rogers Downs Race Under Investigation For ‘Wrong’ Horse Winner

The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission is investigating the sixth race at Will Rogers Downs on March 20 to confirm whether a wrong horse ran under the name of the winner, Hairy Win Machine. Hairy Win Machine is listed by Equibase as a 3-year-old dark bay or brown Oklahoma-bred colt by Read the Footnotes, bred and […]

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Despite a wide draw, Gingernuts remains the favorite for the Australian Derby (photo Steve Hart)
Haslett: Who Will Step Up In Australia’s ‘The Championships’?

The pinnacle of the Australian racing season, the two-week The Championships kicks off this weekend. The nation’s top horses will compete in Sydney for a share of $20.2 million AUD ($15.4 million) in prizes. While next weekend’s Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes will see Winx, Longines’ equal-best ranked racehorse internationally, aim for her 17th straight […]

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Members of the AHJA pose for the win photo following the race the group sponsored
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Showing Up For Thoroughbreds

On March 11, the Arkansas Hunter Jumper Association (AHJA) took a departure from their usual horse show activities to go to Oaklawn Park to watch horses that travel in different circles. The AHJA sponsored a race and enjoyed a day at the track to commemorate their new affiliation with The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program […]

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Gunnevera in the Keeneland sales ring as a yearling (screenshot)
Orphaned At Birth, Gunnevera ‘Probably Extra Spoiled’

On Feb. 28, 2014, breeders Pam and Jim Robinson sprung into action to save the life of Unbridled Rage when the 19-year-old broodmare began to hemorrhage while delivering a healthy, leggy colt. The daughter of Unbridled seemed to be rallying over the next few days before suddenly passing away, orphaning the colt who would go […]

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Laura Hillenbrand with Howard family historian, Col Michael C. Howard, U.S.M.C. (ret.) in front of life-size bronze Seabiscuit statue at historic Howard House- Ridgewood Ranch, Willits, CA 
Col Michael Howard was a primary source for Laura Hillenbrand's best-seller, Seabiscuit; An American Legend
Author Laura Hillenbrand Finally Made Her Pilgrimage To Ridgewood, Home Of Seabiscuit

Fulfilling a long-held dream, best-selling author Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit; An American Legend and Unbroken) arranged a private visit to Ridgewood Ranch, the home of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit, the subject of five years of research. After a serious illness prevented Laura from leaving her hometown of Washington, DC for twenty-five years, an improvement in her […]

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Jockey Jose Ortiz has chosen to ride Tapwrit over Practical Joke in the April 8 Blue Grass Stakes
Musical Jockeys: New Pilots Planned For Several Top Derby Prospects

Several of the top prospects for the 2017 Kentucky Derby will make their next starts under new jockeys, according to drf.com. Jose Ortiz, aboard the Todd Pletcher-trained Tapwrit for both the Sam F. Davis and his Tampa Bay Derby win, has elected to stick with the son of Tapit when the colt makes his next […]

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Jonathan Little, right, with a Rillito Park security guard, hopes to go into track management
PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: From Father To Son

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program students the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. The son of a racing fan, Jonathan Little was exposed to the sport at an early […]

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